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my story

On the last day of my volunteer trip to Guatemala in fall 2008, shock overwhelmed me as I watched another man’s life end while his family paced back and forth near me. The physicians, having exhausted their alternatives, were unable to treat the gunshot wound to his chest because they lacked medical supplies. The pain endured by the victim and his family haunted me, and I felt an obligation to help.

Like many great causes, Advocates for World Health was born out of misfortune. While volunteering abroad, I witnessed firsthand the hardship resulting from the lack of medical supplies. Upon returning to the US, I started investigating and discovered that copious amounts of medical product are left to expire and end up in landfills. Struck by this disparity, I created AWH as a non-profit to achieve two important goals. The first was to establish an organization that would redistribute surplus medical supplies to under-served hospitals, and the second to reduce the amount of medical supplies entering the waste stream.

Today I continue to lead AWH in expanding product distribution to 45 containers to over 40 different countries each year. I have also started consulting with companies in similar industries to reduce their operational inefficiency, increase their revenue margin, and incorporate them in philanthropy.

Work experience

Founder & CEO

Advocates for World Health Inc. d.b.a Medconnect

Advocates for World Health(AWH) is a 501(c) 3 corporation that recovers surplus medical products and distributes them worlwide, thus assisting underserved patients and reducing medical waste. In 2016, we will ship 40+ containers to over 30 countries spanning Central America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Approximate annual budget: $500K Total annual revenue: $7M.

Named's Top 30 Under 30 Startups to Watch; Winner of Empact100 Fellowship in partnership with United Nations Headquarters; Semi-Finalist in Echoing Green Fellowship; Winner of Northwestern University's Global Engagement Fellowship; Winner of Kairos Society Fellowship

Recognized in TIME Magazine,,, Creative Loafing, FOX News, CNN, Tampa Bay Times

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Financial Analyst

Crosstree Capital Partners, Inc

Crosstree Capital Partners is a middle market investment banking firm with a focus on pharmaceutical outsourcing, diagnostic products and services, life sciences tools, medical technology, and healthcare information technology organizations.

Performed research on consolidation opportunities in the home healthcare space over a 90 day period. Reported directly to the Co-Founder & Managing Director, Gordon Ryerson.

Research Assistant

University of South Florida

Performed independent research study under Professor Jack Rader to identify and value equities based on cash flow and other factors.

Math Tutor

USF Honors College

Worked with 3-4 students under my direct supervision in the Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus courses. On average, each student earned a 25 point gain in their final grade.

Financial Representative

Northwestern Mutual

Financial Representative selling insurance products (4 months)



University of South Florida Muma College of Business

Bachelor's Degree - Economics, Finance

GPA: 3.91; GRE: 321

USF's Fall 2010 Outstanding Graduate (out of 3,500+ students)

2010 Rhodes Scholarship – USF Nominee
2010 Mitchell Scholarship – USF Nominee
2009 Truman Scholarship – USF Nominee
2009-2010 Golden Bull Award
USF College of Business 25 Under 25 Award
USF Dean's List (every semester at USF)
Raymond James Employees Scholarship
SunTrust Bank Scholarship
Bank of Tampa Scholarship
USF Honors College
USF Honors College Scholarship
Undergraduate Research Scholarship


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